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Sons of Anarchy Custom Hellrazor for auction

One of the “bad-assest” custom motorcycles from the popular TV series Sons of Anarchy, the 2013 Custom Hellrazor, is going up for auction in September. The bike, built by Rusty Coones (Rane Quinn on the show) and Illusion Cycles, is expected to fetch more than $100,000, says Hudson Stremmel of …

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World-first bifocal sunglasses for riders

Have you ever had to stop riding and swap your sunglasses for bifocal or prescription glasses to read a map or your instruments? Soon you may not have to stop and swap! A small family company based on the Gold Coast has developed the world’s first photochromic bifocal sunglasses for …

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2019 Indian Motorcycle models are cooler

Indian Motorcycle has introduced new features to make their Thunder Stroke 111 models cooler – rear cylinder deactivation and low fairing ventilation. Indian Motorcycle Australia has not yet released 2019 prices or when the models will arrive, except to say “later this year”. Check out the new colours for the …

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Ducati urgent recall over loose brakes

Ducati Australia has issued an urgent recall on several models over an issue with the rear rake pads coming loose. NF Importers issued the voluntary recall through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for the Ducati Hypermotard 939, 959 Panigale, 1299 Panigale, 1299 Panigale Final Edition and Panigale V4. The …

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2019 Indian Scout has new paint and USB

Indian Motorcycle has announced the only updates on their 2019 Scout and Scout Bobber models are new paint options and a USB charging point beside the speedo. The bikes will be available later this year and no prices have yet been revealed. Current Scout owners can retrofit a USB charging …

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What are your motorcycle tyres made of? (Pt 1)

Have you ever wondered what your motorcycle tyres are made of, why they are black and shiny and whether scrubbing off the shine and warming up the tyres improves grip? Motorcycle industry veteran Dale Schmidtchen takes a look at tyre compounds and answers these questions in part one of a …

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Police educate riders in Road Safety Week

Riders can win prizes during Road Safety Week in Queensland when Nerang Police conduct a “North Upright” education campaign on the Gold Coast and hinterland next weekend. Sgt Graeme Reeves says the Queensland Police Service have received funds to promote the event with a free raffle. Prizes are a $500 …

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Join our Ride Against Drought on October 6

Motorbike Writer is calling on all riders on all types of bikes to get out into the drought-stricken country and spend their money where it can do some good, starting with a special Ride Against Drought in October. In the first of what we hope will be many rides around …

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Riders warned on pothole repair program

A pothole repair program being carried out throughout NSW, and possibly other states, could be a danger to riders, says the NSW Motorcycle Council president Steve Pearce. His warning follows recent reports from riders of crashes in potholes fixed by a new process that leaves ball-bearing-sized gravel on the surface. …

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